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, a campus alert in virginia. the school where students say they want to carry concealed weapons. >> a local gathering tonight involving the controversy of the protest of the burning of the koran. >>> intense reactions to a florida pastor's plans to burn the koran on september 11 are surfacing in our region. >> it has led to outrage from the obama administration and every corner of the country. members of the muslim community in silver spring feel the same way. jay korff has the new reaction. >> tonight, the muslims met with members of other faiths to talk about the koran and dispel myths about a holy text that one religious leader in florida plants to burn. pastor terry jones has about 50 members in his congregation, but right now the message from his pulpit is commanding a worldwide audience. >> our burning of the koran is drawing attention that something is wrong. >> he plans on burning copies of the islamic holy text saturday, the anniversary of the september 11 attacks come his way of protesting radicalism. >> i think what sometimes escape the news media, we have also received quite a b
for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
valley. we are dry. we could use showers. just a few showers out west and parts of central virginia. 73 in leesburg. 76 degrees right now at reagan national airport. up near 90 again this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. you will notice some changes. west winds of 20 miles per hour and gus higher than that. >> not much to talk about on the highway. no accidents to describe on 95, the baltimore-washington parkway, good coming at the southern maryland, route 4, route 5. uneventful on 66, 95, 395, the greenway, and the dulles toll road. looking at the beltway, not much happening. welcome to o-dark-30, ladies. >>> more condemnation for plans for a florida church to burn copies of the koran. hillary clinton said during the holy book would be disgraceful. other political leaders have also come out against the plan. it would hurt all religions. >> bearing false witness against your neighbor is against the koran, is against the bible, it is against the gospels. we have to be here. >> the question we have, if we do not do would come out when to stop backing down? when do we stop giving into i
. >> maryland looks great, virginia, too. the entire region. run through the numbers for you. these are for maryland and numbers will get cooler in to tomorrow. but what a great way to start the day. start in the 40s in garrett county and deep creek lake. you can see how the numbers improve somewhat. i think we will be struggling in more to see an 80-degree mark. it is possible. one or two may be with us but the numbers are fantastic. as with look at the next couple of days, tomorrow will be even a couple of degrees cooler than today. and we have sunshine to boot. absolutely delightful. angie, how about the maryland roads? >> a traffic alert that comes from upper marlboro. thank you, tom. right now the report of the accident is at ritchie-marlboro road. please be careful heading that way. now live to colesville road where it meets university. tracking the head lates. they are moving at speed. and here's 355 and shady grove. lanes are open for business at this intersection here. it is 6:10. 9 news now will be back after these messages. you could switch for great gas mileage or
that was the forerunner to fox television. he donated tens of millions of dollars though the university of virginia and the library of congress. he was 95 years old. >>> democrats in richmond say they have reservations about governor mcdonnell's plan to privatize liquor sales. the republican leader wants to sell the state's 332 abc stores then the commonwealth will auction off 1,000 liquor licenses. plans call for the profits to go to highway projects in the old dominion. >> i have always been sort of a -- sort of favoring privatizing wherever it can be done but it has to say money and turn those funds back to the community and i'm not sure i see how they will happen yet but this that is what will happen i think it is a good idea. >> he dropped the plan to tax alcohol drinks in restaurants and bars. >>> coming up ahead on 9 news now, the plan to burn the koran is sparking outrage among muslims the world over. >>> cnn reveals its choice to replace larry king. we will have those stories and more when we come back. >>> president obama is calling on a florida minister to cancel his plans to burn the ko
on the matter on wednesday night. jackie bensen, "news 4 today." >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to unveil a plan to impose a 4% tax on all bars and restaurants. according to reports, the 4% tax includes a 1.5% tax on all stores and restaurants that sell liquor and 2.5% tax on the overall annual sales. the money raised would make up for the money lost if the state privatizes the liquor store. together he believes the changes could bring in $260 million a year. >>> police in howard county believe a woman found dead inside a burned out apartment died before the fire started. firefighters were called to an apartment in the 6,000 block of majors lane for the report of a fire. when they arrived, they found the body of a woman in her 30s and a man suffering from undetermined injuries. police believe his injuries also occurred before the fire started. they are looking into the possibility that the whole thing may have stemmed from a domestic dispute. mean while, the victim's names have-nots been released. >>> the man accused of shooting at a bethesda woman is waking up in jail this morn
emergency responders today, a new generation of firefighters is joining the ranks in virginia. fairfax county celebrated the 129th graduation yesterday. they graduated to officially become professional firefighters. all have completed training and skills, emergency medicine, and vehicular extraction. the graduation speaker, the secretary of safety. >>> you have a chance to protect yourself from identity theft. it runs from 8:00 to 11:00 this morning at the rockville campus of montgomery college. bring all of your documents you want shredded to parking lot 13 adjacent to the montgomery county school's offices at 8:50 manaqui drive. among the papers being expecteded, papers with staples and paper clips are accepted. and up to five card board boxes. and/or paper bags of personal papers. >>> and still ahead this hour -- an amazing scene of destruction. that's what the investigators are calling the rubble left after this week's massive explosion in california. the latest on what they think caused this deadly blast. >>> and police in one local county are turning your ♪ ♪ [ male announcer
is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and west virginia in many locations. eastern shore is near 60. this dry weather thanks to canadian high pressure pushing in, it will be in place here into saturday with the cooler weather and then sunday a likelihood of rain. it looks like it will end for the skins/cowboys game sunday night. how is our traffic? good morning, it is a huffit ise this morning. no problems to route on route 7. here's a dark look at 28 along the bottom of your screen and the dulles toll road coming at us. very few cars. 66 eastbound, no big trouble spots to start you off this early morning. capital beltway in great shape. headlights are continuing toward the beltway at the posted speed limit. back to you. >>> two women are in the hospital right now after an out of control car went careening in to a restaurant in northwest washington. it happened where florida haavee 18 ath and ucht intersect. there were a lot of people walking around and eating outside. john schriffen reports. >> it's surreal oig. not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witn
for transportation. the latest plan for virginia's liquor industry. >> plus more opposition to a florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the koran. we'll tell you to latest. >> first, it is chilly out there. we got a break from the 90's. how long is this going to last? >> 4:40 on this thursday morning. we have the cold front that moved through yesterday. you felt the winds accelerate and pick up along and behind that front. it is still going to be a little bit breezy today. it is coming from the northwest driveing in the cooler, dryer, less humid air. mostly sunny today. temperatures now around 60 degrees. 61 in frederick. 64 in culpepper. 63 in college park. 69 in lusby. a little breezy, northwesterly winds at 10 and 20. keep the air conditioner off. crank open the windows and let the fresh air circulate. near 80 by saturday. next chance of rain still look it is like sunday with just a few showers possible. low 80's sunday into monday. back to lisa. >> a couple of problems to report now as far as traffic to and from the american lesion bridge. -- legionon bridge. look at 70 in clarksburg. >> y
and isolated storm. we're seeing the storms in the mountains and west virginia and way out in maryland. it is still a possibility. get to the afternoon, the rain comes to an end. the clouds sticking around. keeping it as a cool forecast. satellite and radar together. there is the rain toward romney,more field, west virginia, garrett county, oakland. it's already there. you'll see the rain overnight now. then you may be done with it. may see sunshine late in the day. get to it in the zone forecast. temperatures now that the overcast skies built in. holding the temperatures steady, falling into the 60s there as i explained. maybe an upper 50, then downtown we're about 65. so 3:45 tomorrow morning, very late here tomorrow night. some rainshowers start to spread in from the south. the best window of opportunity here, 6 a.m. to #10d p.m.. that's the immediate washington metro. we get our rain to be here. and there it is, 9:00. we have numerous showers here, maybe a thunderstorm within that. that's going to shut off. the big opportunity the steady showers to be here. that's in essence, 6 a.m
in prince william county are hunting for a man who fool them into thinking he was a virginia state trooper. at around 11:00 p.m. tuesday, an officer stopped a black honda civic. police said the driver, sylvester small, told officers he was a state trooper. police discovered the truth after he left. now he is wanted of charges of impersonating a police officer. >>> a judge has ruled prosecutors may use statements given to detective swollen prison on other charges. the trial is scheduled to begin in october. he has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the case of john uribe. >>> -- in the case ofchandra levy. >> propane could have been shipped to 12 states including virginia and maryland. the improperly treated propane is involved in the investigation of a deadly explosion in massachusetts in july. >>> let's get to that story of the developing -- a developing story of a gas explosion in california. almost 40 homes were destroyed. some planes are still burning and rhett -- some flames are still burning, and rescuers are still looking for victims. >> this residential neighborhood south
. >>> thousands of students in northern virginia are wrapping up their first day of school. they are among the last batch cough students to return to classes. prince william, stafford, loudoun and arlington. fairfax schools face big challenges because of budget constraints. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: it is the day some dread and others can't wait to arrive. the first day of school. fairfax county students were up bright and early this morning. at madison high school the usual hugs and reunions, lots of excitement and first-day jitters. >> mix of excited and nervous. there is a whole slew of freshmen, wonderful shiny faces. i think it is going to be a fun year. i'm going to try going to new clubs. >> it has been a long summer. i'm excited to be back in school. it is my senior year so we'll see how it works out. >> reporter: this year promises to be challenging in fairfax county, enrollment is up and the budget is down $34 million. school superintendent dr. jack dale says most of this year's cuts happened outside the classroom but the school system is still feeling the impact of pr
or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
in several directions. so far, no injuries have been reported. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 racehorses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene, as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> at least one person has been killed and three others injured after a small plane crashed on a residential street in southern nevada. authorities say the single-engine plane burst into flames in a crash in henderson monday. witnesses say it crashed upside down. and local residents had to douse it with hodeses before they could rescue the trapped passengers. >>> now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. as we mentioned earlier, tropical storm hermine is pounding most of texas today. other stormy spots include the rest of the gulf coast, from louisiana into georgia. most of florida and around the great lakes. >> the rest of the country is mostly seasonable and pretty dry. in the upper midwest, expect co
on the mountains, only in the fourth on western maryland and much of west virginia, and right near the waters, it's in the upper 60s to near 70. the view from space over the last 12 hours showing canadian high pressure pumping in on the northwesterly breezes and that h be with us here throughout the day today with lots of sunshine and cooper weather. highs reaching near 80. that wind will be gusting around 25-mile-an-hour or so and it will diminish a bit tonight and still be a bit blustery tomorrow. cool tomorrow morning again down into the mid-50s. and saturday looks delightful, sunny in the morning, clouds in the afternoon, highs near 80, clouding up saturday night. could get much needed rain on sunday with highs near 80, but it does look like it will end in time for the skins game sunday night. now let's check traffic on this thursday morning. ashley linder, good morning. >>> fortunately we're wrapping up overnight road construction. we had a ton of it, so the inner loop at little river that's all gone and the outer look at 66, they're in the process of picking up that work zone. route 1 new c
, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some worry things could get out of hand. >> say tin worship, wickens, anybody can apply. >> anybody can apply. >> and that's the way you have to do it according to the constitution. >> that's what they say. >> now it seems likely this weekend will bring something we haven't seen. a 9/11 anniversary bound to get most everyone ticked off. now despite outrage from just about everywhere, a florida pastor announced today he is going to go forward with plans to ban 100 copies of the koran. radical islam, this message is for you. >> burning of the quran is to call the attention that something is wrong. something is wrong. >> it is possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up, confront terrorism, so as of right now, w
for a rematch against martin o'mally. a northern virginia man will be at utah supreme court today in hopes of gaining custody of his daughter. john wyat says his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him and put emma up for adoption. he says that was in violation of fralt parental kidnapping laws. >> the death toll is growing in texas in the aftermath of tropical storm hermine. two people have died from rain associated with that storm. this comes after a number of dramatic reves like this. firefighters in arlington, texas pulling a woman to safety. check out this dramatic video from dallas. you'll see a tornado forming tearing apart a section of a rail chard. that twister slammed a truck into a warehouse. that was one of several tornados that touched down throughout the day. >> wildfires in colorado are burning out of control for a third day and four people are still missing. flames burning destroyed at least 136 homes so far. that makes this the most destructive series of wildfires in colorado history. many of th
school week here for northern virginia cool start for the day. moms, make sure we have a jacket here. 58 to 59 for the coolest spots and make sure we have sleeves by the afternoon. from the 50s and 60s to the 70s this afternoon. the rest of us this morning, from the 60s rising quickly in to the lower 70s by 10:00 or 11:00, we will stay there from 70 to 74, 75. warmest spots may make it 77, 78. not the 81 we hit yesterday but comfortable dry air in place. overnight in the 50s for everybody. 52 to 58. then as we head to the weekend, temperatures are one or two degrees warmer. similar day yesterday. you can kind of call thursday and saturday the same. cool start. near start to that. that will lead to plenty of sunshine later on today. 54, 84 rather -- 64 at washington. 55 little warmer as we head to the bay and the atlantic as we keep in the 50s and more 60s at the eastern shore. sunshine today. 9 future cast shows that one or two clouds. saturday will be clouds building in late in the afternoon. after noon, you will see more overcast skies late in the day, overnight. then we will build in
that they will make the right decision, which is to bring my daughter back. >> a virginia man chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? >> a virginia father traveled across the country to fight for the daughter he has never met. >> tonight, the fight over baby m and reaches new heights. -- baby emma reaches new heights. >> her adopted family rename her gabriana, but her biological father has gone to court to get her back. the cracks john stopped -- >> and john stopped only to show photos of his adopted daughter. his girlfriend signed papers without his permission. today, they argued before the state supreme court that emma belongs in virginia. >> i live in virginia halfway across the country and they want me to comply with their loss one i.r.c. did everything my state says i have to do. -- with their laws when i already did everything my states as i have to
. virginias dmv is now changing the paperwork that immigrants can use to prove they are legal u.s. residents. >>> still ahead, six days and counting. a call for calm in the district's race for mayor. >> bp is coming clean. an investigation into the gulf coast oil spill. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 ♪ ♪ [ male aouncer ] giving ucigarettes catake more than wlpower alone. but today'a new day. for many, smokg is a treatable dical condition. talk to your doctor about prescripti treatment optionand support. >>> is exactly 6:10. we do have a few light showers across northern virginia. very, very light rain near urbana. i wish i could say these showers are holding together, but they are not. we're getting a few light showers as well as they are slowly pushing off to the east. this is the result of a cold front. 70 in manassas. we are on our way to the upper 80's, and near 90 today. becoming breezy, as well. costs around 30 miles per hour. generally a lot of sunshine despite the added clout -- gusts around 30 miles per hour. near 80 on sunday. >>> eastern avenue is closed between
. jonathan karl, abc news, sterling, virginia. >>> later this evening, virginia is set to execute a woman in a case that raises fundamental questions about who gets the death penalty and who does not. teresa lewis admits she's guilty. so, why are so many respected people saying this execution is wrong? jim sciutto is outside the prison in jarratt, virginia. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime, asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy in a jailhouse interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only had an i.q. of 72, just two points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her concluded teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john gr
're looking at. taking the trip into virginia, the issue will be just after the aqua quan on the approach to route 1. you lose the two left lanes. we had jammed conditions before the incident so this is adding to the delays. the hov are flying past this accident and no marc train delays to report at this point. craig and eun, back to you. >>> it's now 6:13. 75 degrees. president obama's new plan to turn around the economy. find out who will be seeing a tax cut and who won't. >>> the d krmt mayor's race is heating up, the difference you may see at the poll >>> breaking news, reports of a possible sex assault in fairfax county. let's go to kimberly suiters with the details. >> this information is just coming into the newsroom from the fairfax county police department. this possible sexual assault happened early this morning when a jogger found a woman who claimed she been assaulted. this is from the franconia area at the intersection of franconia and la vista drive. a jogger coming along, finds a woman who says she's been sexually assaulted. this jogger then notifies police. we do know the
. in the 50s in many locations. only in the 40s from allegheny and garrett counties and into west virginia. near the bay, upper 60s. highs today near 80. lots of sunshine. a blustery wind. 50s again saturday morning. sunny in the morning, but clouds on the increase saturday afternoon with a high near 80. looks like rain likely, needed rain, on sunday. ought to dry out in time for the skins game sunday night. a look into next week ten minutes. how is our traffic? >>> a couple of issues out of prince george's. an accident reported, no word on lane information, but we'll get to you. as we travel 270 southbound, 109 inching long southbound, but by the time you meet up with father hurley, the pace does start to pick up a little bit. around the kalt beltway, all is quiet past connecticut avenue. the headlights are on the outer look on the increase. along 95 in virginia, looks beautiful, but starting to stack up. you will find slow moving traffic leaving wood bridge headed up towards lorto ncht. back to you. >>> 6:12 is your time. what's happening on highways across the country that hasn't happen
believe paul palmer is heading toward west virginia. he may be traveling with a woman in a 2008 silver kia spectra with tag number iewb 10. they are using a donut spare tire. >>> in iran it appears a captive hiker will come home soon. she will be released on half a million dollars bail but we don't know when. iran first announced she would rebe released to mark the end of ramadan and backtracked today. a senior prosecutor is confirming she'll be released for health reasons. she's been denied treatment for a lump in her breast. she still faces spying charges. >> we are as americans, to renew our sense of ommon purpose, to say that we denine the character of our country. >>> the president remembers the lives lost on 9/11. the president spoke in arlington where family members came together to celebrate the memories that live on. jennifer davis has the story. >> reporter: in the shadow of the pentagon under bright and sunny skies, the president and defense secretary joined 200 families to remember a day nine years ago when the world as we all knew it was forever changed. >> on a day much like
with another check on our weather. everybody is back at school today. i think folks in virginia too. >> they went back yesterday and so today, we'll see another morning where it is okay. the conditions to head to school are okay. more clouds this morning. some of you out to the west may encount are a few showers here or there. at reagan national, the current temperature is 75 degrees. relative humidity is 66%. that is not bad. wind are out of the south. this is showing out cloud cover that comes through and than some of those showers. now, this overplays it a little bit. there are showers out to the west. they are not as numerous or impressive as this is showing. but it is showing some moisture associated with the frontal system that is coming through. so can't rule out a sprinkle or shower for some of our viewers early this morning. our temperature trend, after a high yesterday in the low to mid-90s, we're looking for a high today near 90 degrees. maybe about 89 degrees downtown and then for the rest of the week, highs only for the rest of the workweek, only in the upper 70s. low 8
car. it's made in virginia, runs anywhere, and tops 100 miles a gallon. >> with a total efficiency of 102.5 mpg. >> reporter: the futuristic four-seater won progressive insurance company's automotive x-prize, a year-long race to design an ultra-efficient car that's safe, affordable and desirable. >> you don't have to choose between beautiful, fast, affordable, safe, and 100 miles per gallon or greater. you can get them all. >> reporter: this car is not alone. hybrids and electric cars like the chevy volt are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency. uncle sam already insists cars average 35 miles a gallon by 2015. environmental groups, citing this car, are already urged the obama administration to make that 60 miles a gallon by 2025. >> it's time we feel the market actually wants these vehicles, with the government mandating it, the car companies are going to be producing it. >> reporter: seeking electric cars for the future edison 2. in the end the light car beat out hybrids with gasoline. >> it is the car of the future, there's no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: the designers all
out separate adam caskey will be back >>> we are following breaking news out of northern virginia. fairfax county firefighters are on the scene of a fire in a herndon neighborhood. newschopper7 shows these live images. investigators say the fire started in a shed and eventually spread to four town how desperate we don't know how the fire started at the moment or if anyone was hurt. >>> northern virginia man is taking a custody fight to the supreme court. he says his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. he says his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him. she put the baby up for adoption and the says that was in violation of federal parental kidnapping laws. >>> out in colorado, the sum of evacuees are heading home today. they will find out if their houses were among more than 135 destroyed by a raging canyon fire. authorities said residents may be evacuated again of the danger arises the fire is only 10% contained at the moment. fires raged for four days. four people are still unaccounted for. >> let's switch gears and talk about the d.c. area
on their homes. i'll take a closer look at that. >> julie carrey, thank you. >>> investigators in west virginia are looking into whether a upon fire was deliberately set. nearly 30 horses died near the hollywood casino on charlestown on monday. a fire marshal said dogs detected possible traces of a fire accelerant at the scene. the evidence is being test asked result are expected to come back in a few weeks. investigators are reviewing surveillance tapes for 90 possible signs of arson. >>> another metro access driver has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. the powered the driver accused of such a crime. darcy spencer is live outside metro headquarters with this developing story. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. as you mentioned, just within the last year, there have been four separate allegations made of sexual assault against metro access drivers. these the drivers who are supposed to be transporting people with mental and physical challenges. this is the man charged in this latestñr attack. he is 59-year-old samuel kinston of gaithersburg. police say he fonded a woma
they're hurt. some states including virginia have recently enacted legislation that requires high school athletes to take baseline cognitive tests at the beginning of the sports season. that way if they get a head injury on the field, a second test can be given to quickly compare results. chloe said she continued to have headache for weeks after her injury. when she finally went back out on the field nearly four months later, she said she could if i will feel the effects. >> when i came back, i was a lot slower and less coordinatedism used to worry about being reinjured. after a while, it kind of went away. >> the number one treatment for a concussion really just involves a lot of rest. that mean protest the athletics and rest from school. even going back to class too soon after a head injury can cause a delay in healing. there is a lot we still don't know about head injuries. one thing we zong concussion symptoms are not to be taken lightly. >> it's scary. >> like we were saying, you only have one head. you need it for a long time. >> thanks. >>> still to come, it is rule that is
at least five families from their homes in herndon, virginia this morning. fire officials stay type of siding on the houses, coupled with some brisk winds led to some significant damage there. julie carey has our report. >> reporter: the mid morning fire at the complex even caught the attention of the tower at dulles airport. a resident snapped this photo of the flame that shot from the roof top. dozens of people fled their homes. >> black smoke was everywhere. it was very scary. >> reporter: even before fire crews arrived, residents outside who saw the smoke realized some neighbors might still be inside unaware. these women went door to door knocking. >> the two families at the end, we got those guys out. and finally, the fire department, they both open this door where it was burning so. and the dogs came out. >> reporter: some cherished pets were among those rescued. several dogs and cat got out safely. so did this bird. the fairfax firefighters battled smoke and flame that damaged five townhome. investigators suspect the blaze started in a shed behind the unit. the vinyl siding w
to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gathered at ducati park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning as has now become tradition, the names of victims will be read and four moments of silence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony, along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony. and in shanksville, pennsylvania where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile, the plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center is expected to be completed by 2013. with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. the national september 11 memorial and museum, slated to be finished in 2012. >> a memorial t
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
on his trainer. >> what is the future of virginia's state >>> virginia ashley has a budget surplus this year. -- virginia actually has a budget surplus. >> suzanne kennedy has a reaction to the 4% increase. >> the abc store would turn into a private business. that cocktail you order at dinner would cost you more. a change is brewing in the liquor business. up mcdonnell unveiled the plan to privatize liquor sales -- bob mcdonnell unveiled a plan. some question changing the restructuring of a system that has been in place for 75 years. >> if it's not broke, why fix it? >> permanent licenses for 1000 stores would be auctioned off. that would triple the number of liquor stores. the governor proposed this idea during the 2009 campaign, saying money would go to $8 billion in transportation needs. also proposed is a 4% tax on liquor. the manager of this bar opposes the idea. >> for people who are losing their jobs, finding it hard to make ends meet, the last thing they need is to be taxed more on something that can help them relax and take their minds off their worries. >> i do go out and
, as well. we are watching a front that is bringing showers to west virginia, pennsylvania, trying to get toward the metro. i think a lot of this is heading to harrisonburg and charlottesville and south of us. gust we winds and he humidity levels. radar echos toward harrisonburg and luray, new market, light showers if they hold together but the front is coming through. they are in the 70s. petersburg 82 in west virginia. an 78 here in washington and winchester. 72 manassas and frederick and 78 in fredericksburg. warm start to the day. 80ish by 9:00. more sun this afternoon. highs around 90 but the winds are gusty and if you do any open burning we may see a red flag warning going up near us. we have one in philadelphia, northern delaware this morning. >> we survived the terrible tuesday and we are back for wonderful wednesday. hope you are off to a great start, folks. 410 and the bw parkway, drivers are losing lanes. use caution. outer loop, everything is good from t 5 to 270. and virginia, 66, you are incidents or accidents free from manassas to inside the beltway. back to andrea. >>> thi
to death in virginia. >> teresa lewis' case gained international attention not only because of her gender. also activists argued she lacked the intelligence to mastermind the crime. jim sciutto now reports from virginia's death row. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime. asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson, to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. in a jail house interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i wsh i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only has an iq of 72. just 2 points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her for the defense concluded, teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands on the web. f
it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charles town burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took good conserve win about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nurse something sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which fa
in baltimore. 71 at dulles airport. fredericksberg, virginia, 75 degrees. and in frederick, maryland, 78 degrees. we were tracking some showers to the west. you can see how that breaks up into our viewing area so not much happening out this. some of you might see a brief sprinkle and that's a possibility but most of that has dissipated. here is your forecast for today. today is really a day of transition as a cold front begins to move through. don't really think of it as a cold front because it will still be warm today. 89 degrees. we have morning clouds. it will become sunny. winds shift out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour. 89 for the high. and then cooler air working in here tonight. i'll tell you more about that in a little bit. allison, back to you. >> tony, thank you. >>> here is a traffic alert in northeast d.c. this morning. water across the street has eastern avenue at bladensberg shut down. police are hearing reports of basement flooded and there are five homes without water this morning. crews are working to fix a 16- inch water main break in the area. >>> let's head to jul
virginia on friday. he may be traveling with a woman in a 2008 sill very kia spectra with maryland tag number 1 ewb 10. the vehicle is using a spare tire in place of a missing tire. >>> and it was high drama at the adams morgan day. a police officer shot and killed a dog. sarah simmons joins us with the details. >> reporter: it started when two dogs got into a fight in a crowded street. a pit bull attacked a poodle on 18th street yesterday afternoon. bystanders tried to separate them but both dogs reportedly bit at least one person. eventually a police officer stepped in, threw the pit bull down some stairs, reportedly, and shot it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump up on each other and they were fighting. >> the officer is a canine officer. so that's probably as good as you can get in someone knowing about dogs. two, the dog was posing a significant threat. >> reporter: the mayor said when the dog was shot it was not near any people. there is conflicting reports on who pulled the trigger. the officer is said to first try using a
speech. and the displays are part of that right. >>> today the virginia governor plans toim pose a 2.5% tax on bars and restaurants to replace revenue virginia gets now from its abc stores. there will also be additional fees to wholesalers. the proposal triples the number of establishments that sell liquor in the state to 1,000. licenses would go to the highest bidders. mcdonald's says the minimum bids ensure the state would receive $458 million up front to devote to transportation. licenses could be auctioned in a year and new stories could start to stock their shelves by next september. >>> bp has released its report on what it believes has led to the deadly explosion. bp has taken responsibility about it said that no single company or worker is to blame. j jay zbra in lienew orleans. >> reporter: they've been dispersioning recovery funds. now it fathers company is spreading the blame for the deepwater horizon tragedy. >> there was no single acor inaction that caused the accident. >> reporter: an internal investigation released today cites eight key failures that led to the explosi
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting nbcwashington.com. just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
, there's the underground fire being dealt with. 95 northbound in virginia seeing growi growing volume between newington and springfield. >>> we have another traffic alert for you this morning. get ready for more chankds changes on the 14th street bridge next week. >>> icc is almost done. how you can be one of first people to use the highway but america saves on dunkin', america runs on dunkin', with three freshly baked bagel twists for only $3, like our delicious new tomato basil or sweet chocolate chip, so grab three for 3 today. [ ding! ] >>> police at the university of maryland will be stepping up patrols after attacks involving students. three students were beaten and robbed on campus last weekend. those attacks happened as they were waiting for a shuttle bus during the early morning hours. the prince george's county police department and the university are now considering forming a task force to help fight the problem. >>> for the fourth time it year, a metro bus driver is accused of misconduct. kingston is accused of grabbing a woman with cerebral palsy as she escorted her off t
:30 yesterday morning. >>> over in virginia, holiday displays will be allowed at the county courthouse. they were pushing for a ban on all displays over concerns of rand limb. yesterday, they approved the use of displays religous or not. they've already received some applications including an atheist group and a religion based on the jedi knight star wars. >>> the pastor at the center of controversy over burning korans remains defiant. pastor terry jones who oversees a small church in florida says he has no plans to cancel his event on saturday despite mounting protest against his plans. government officials and muslims around the world are warning there would be consequences but jones says he is just trying to show the violent nature of islam gentleman our burning of the koran is to call the attention that something is wrong, that handgun is wrong. it is possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up, confront terrorism. >> all american embassies have been put on alert ahead of event on saturday. >>> coming up next being president obama is pushing tax break as part of this pla
, virginia is at 74 degrees. out at dulles, it is 726789 hagerstown, 75. winchester, 78. we are watching the wind. they are coming to us out of the south. it is not blustery or anything but it will be a breezy day. right now, winds are out of the south at about 10 miles per hour here in d.c. eventually, they will shift to out of the west. that should happen touring the next several hours as this frontal system make its way through here. we will know it is coming in a couple of ways. first of all, there is some shower activity in advance of that front. most of us won't get showers but we are see a few showers off to the west and southwest of the washington so don't be surprised if you encounter a shower or sprinkle this morning. then the front comes through. winds shift to out of the west. meanwhile, this is the remnants of tropical storm hermine. it is now just a tropical depression. but still producing quite a bit of rainfall across texas. that will gradually ride up along that front and then across the mid-atlantic and northeast and could bring us some rain showers by sunday, prapped t
to death last night in virginia. teresa lewis had been convicted for arranging the murders of her for arraracng the murders of her activists argued lewis was not net intelligent enough to carry out the plot. in her last words lewis apologized for the crime. >>> president obama has private meetings with world leaders in new york today as his u.n. visit wraps up. >> the president focused on the mideast during a major address yesterday. another speaker made remarks so controversial some people left the room. t.j. winick has more from the u.n. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the morning session here at the united nations really belonged to president obama, who spoke about his hopes for mideast peace. the afternoon session belonged to iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who also spoke about peace but struck a much fern president just weeks after the administration relaunched direct talks between the two sides. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know t
in frederick county, virginia. moving towards warren county. front royal is seeing some enhancement there. indicatesd orange i more moderate rain. we will take every sure we can get. it is mild. winchester, 78 degrees at this time. reagan national is at 75. normally it is the hottest temperatures in the morning. we are warmer out west. seven night in culpeper. camp springs, 73. it is going to be breezy today. a cold front is pushing through the region today. the showers will quickly clear on out and we will have sunshine today. it will be breezy behind this cold front. some gusts may be up to 30 miles per hour. the real hot air will slowly be pushed eastward and we will have cooler conditions over the next several days. near 90 today. less humid tomorrow, near 80 degrees. upper 70's in spots. now we look at the traffic. we will call today wacky traffic wednesday. >> do not do that. dole in the direction you're supposed to because we have no disruptions. 95 is in good shape. nothing on 66. quickly we jump to the camera of traffic on the beltway at new hampshire avenue. beautiful. >>> very
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